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Belgium Warns Citizens About Crypto Scams

Some government financial regulators are taking a more pro-active approach to cryptocurrency matters. Take, for instance, Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) that now warns its public about those cryptocurrency offers and exchanges that are not fully compliant with … Continue reading

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Kickstarter vs. Indiegogo: Some Stats

The Wall Street Journal compared the leading crowdfunding sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo and found: that Kickstarter has raised over $2.5 Billion since 2009 and Indiegogo has raised $850 million since 2008. While the crowdfunding events on both sites are similar … Continue reading

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Some of the Year’s Strangest Crowdfundings

Year end lists have to include strangest crowdfunding campaigns. My list includes: Brony Fair 2016, potato salad, a new line of designer condoms that sport artistic designs, a guy who would, for $1.5M delete his (Sam Pepper’s) YouTube account (a … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Factoid #2

The final crowdfunding rules from the Securities and Exchange Commission are contained in a release that is 686 pages long.

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SEC APPROVES CROWDFUNDING RULES !

The Securities and Exchange Commission today approved final rules for crowdfunding. A new era in startup capital raising begins today. More to come… http://www.sec.gov/news/statement/white-regulation-crowdfunding-147-504.html

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It’s Here, But Beware?

A commentator in the Wall Street Journal suggests that crowdfunders should be aware that the psychic rewards of supporting a passion project may be offset by: numerous risks, the lack of information, the lack of liquidity, high fees and sub-market … Continue reading

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